Phimosis, promounced as ‘fi moze is’ is a condition where there is the inability of the foreskin of the boys or men to pull back from its normal position on the head of the penis or glans. This is a normal condition for baby boys but as they grow up, normally the skin in the tip of the glans can be drawn back as the foreskin supposedly loosens. When they become 3 years old, 0% of the uncircumcised boys should be able to pull back their foreskin from the tip of their penis. 17 year old males where 97% of these males are expected to fully pull back their foreskin. Paraphimosis , or sometimes known as adult phimosis, is a condition when the foreskin is taken behind the corona of the penis and cannot return to its normal position which causes entrapment of the glans, thus, blocking the supply of the blood. When this happens, it can result to severe painful conditions.
An Alternative and an Adjunct
Despite the availability of multiple treatment options for SD, clinicians and patients are both interested in alternative options that may enhance patient safety and satisfaction. Steroid-free Promiseb Cream is a useful new addition to the treatment palette. The product’s fast-acting antiinflammatory action, shown to be similar to that of desonide %, may obviate the need for topical corticosteroids in management of mild to moderate SD. Promiseb Cream presents a suitable alternative to slower-acting TIMs, which may be contraindicated in the youngest SD patients (under age two).
You can buy some topical corticosteroids "over-the-counter" without a prescription. For example, for dermatitis, you can buy the steroid cream called hydrocortisone 1% from your pharmacy. Do not apply this to your face unless your doctor has told you to do so. This is because it may trigger a skin condition affecting the face ( acne or rosacea. ) Long-term use may also damage the skin. On your face this would be more noticeable than the rest of your body. So usually only weak steroids are used on the face. Those which are suitable are prescription-only.